Global Campus

About Global Campus

Global Campus is a programme of events that celebrate the diversity of our community. 

We organise weekly cafes and several trips per semester to provide a platform for our international and UK students to meet, explore the UK and share cultural learning. 

All our events are open to both UK and international students, we would love to see you at some of our events. 

Explore this page to find out about all things the Global Campus programme has to offer. 

If you have any questions about our Global Campus programme, please get in touch wtih us at 

What's involved in the Global Campus programme?

Global Campus Trips

Global campus trips offers an oppurtunity to explore the north of England on a small budget. This semester we are offering trips to Liverpool, Fountains Abbey and Whitby Seaside. 

Find out more about each trip on our Global Campus Trips page.


Global Campus Bulletin

The global bulletin is a weekly email that we send out to our students containing lots of useful information about events in York, activities on campus, and the different types of support the university offers to help students make the most of their time at York St John. The bulletin also contains lots of ideas for things to experience whilst in the UK, such as eating fish and chips or trying a roast dinner, so students can truly immerse themselves in British Culture.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list please email us at 


Global Campus Cafes and Celebrations

Global cafes and celebrations are relaxed and informal events where you can meet new people and enjoy some free refreshments while exploring a new cultural topic each week. You can find the whole programme for this semester below. 


Global Cafes and Celebrations

About Global Cafes and Celebrations 

Global cafes and celebrations take place every Monday between 5pm and 7pm in the Students Union Coffee Lounge. The schedule below highlights the themes of each event taking place across this semester. They are all open to UK students and international students, make sure you come along! 

Monday 27 Jan

Lunar New Year

Bring in the new year with friends new and old, as we celebrate with lantern decorating, traditional sweets and much more!

Monday 3 Feb 

Harry Potter Film Night

"You're a wizard, Harry!" We might not have dragons or broomsticks, but we will have magical movies and bewitching snacks for you instead!

Monday 10 Feb


Roses are red, violets are blue, trust your fate and be our date! Join us to find out about different Valentines Day traditions. Expect Chocolate, sweets and fun.

Monday 17 Feb

Global Tea Party

Discover a world of tea and treat your tastebuds with flavours from different countries. Of course, there will be sweet treats to match, and don't forget to bring along your favourites from home!

Monday 24  Feb

Pancake Day

Lent is fast approaching so come along to learn about the tradition of Shrove Tuesday which kicks off with FREE PANCAKES!!! 

Monday 2 March


Learn about the Jewish Festival of Lots and find out how Carnival is celebrated around the world - with noise, colour and tasty treats. 

Monday 9 March 

Holi Festival

Learn about Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, which welcomes spring and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Join in with the paint powder fight - don't forget to bring a white t-shirt!

Monday 16 March

St Patrick's Day

Join us for a celebration of all things Irish! Learn about the origins of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and get involved in green themed activities. Make sure you wear something green too!


Monday 23 March

Global Feast 

Immerse yourself in flavours from around the world! We'll have food from different cultures for you to try, and if you fancy it, why not bring a dish from your home country? We can't wait to learn about your culture!

Monday 20 April

Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day 2020, we are hosting an earth themed quiz, and providing helpful information on how to live sustainable and environmentally friendly lives. 

Monday 27 April

Pizza & Film Night

Bring along your friends and your favourite movie and we'll provide the pizza. Don't worry if you can't bring a DVD, we will have plenty to choose from!

Monday 4 May

Beltane & Goodbye Party

"April showers bring May flowers." Celebrate this festival of flowers, fire and the changing seasons and say goodbye to the friends you've made at YSJ.

Follow us on social media for regualr updates about our Global Cafe Events 


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